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Riverway, Townsville

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One of the city’s most exciting and dynamic areas is Riverway, offering a combination of commercial, cultural, and leisure/sports activities. This riverfront parkland, opened in 2006, stretches for 11 km (7 mi) along the Cross River. The nearby business district, where you can visit a number of trendy shops and cafés, is connected to the parkland area by a pathway stretching along the shore. Enjoy a variety of water sports at the site’s calm lagoon, or drop by the nearby cricket stadium (with a capacity of over 10,000 visitors) to experience the famous Australian game day atmosphere. A convenient arts center and gallery are located in the area as well, hosting regular exhibitions, plays, and concerts. Using our custom trip planner, Townsville attractions like Riverway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Fantastic place to relax and read a book You got swiming pools, bbq area, nice views to the river a huge threes to cover the sun  more »
  • Oh my goodness, definitely add Riverway to your next visit to Townsville. Gorgeous picnic spots, playgrounds, and a great variety of pools for swimming - VERY clean and lifeguards on duty.  more »
  • Most scenic spot for a public pool ever. It had a tradition pool and a pebble lagoon. Kids had a ball, it looked like a resort. Cafe was good too.  more »
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  • Beautiful walking tracks along the river backing on to the facility. A viewing platform to see all the turtles and watch the water skiing.
  • Love the walk through museum and displays of art. Would love to see a show if the price was a bit cheaper and there were more variety of shows for my family.
  • Nice art center, great public swimming pool, playground and sports field. Really well maintained.
  • Stunning location alongside the river. Free pools and lagoon. Free BBQs. Designed with nature for a wonderful family experience.
  • Small and not top notch work displayed always but pleasant and immaculate.

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Where to stay in Townsville

The largest city of North Queensland, Townsville boasts a large selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer to stay close to the coast can choose among a variety of boutique hotels and rental apartments along the Strand. The city center has a number of larger hotels (both international chains and independently owned), as well as several hostels known for their laid-back atmosphere. Campsites close to the city are not too numerous, so if you're looking for a prime location to spend your holiday close to nature, try to book in advance.
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